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    How to Quiet Skimmer?

    The pump for my Reef Octopus sits right on the bottom of the sump, which causes a horrible vibration and LOOOOOOUUUUDDDD NOOOOIIISES!
    What's a good sump safe way of getting it off of the acrylic for the sump? I was thinking about a very thin layer of sand. Any other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    The pump for my Reef Octopus sits right on the bottom of the sump, which causes a horrible vibration and LOOOOOOUUUUDDDD NOOOOIIISES!
    What's a good sump safe way of getting it off of the acrylic for the sump? I was thinking about a very thin layer of sand. Any other suggestions?
    I have mine on a sheet of filter foam/sponge also made a pill bottle baffle/muffler for the air intake

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    Egg crate stand.
    The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. - Jacques Cousteau


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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    Egg crate stand.
    That's a good idea. Foam would have to be cleaned, and sand I realize would get sucked into the skimmer. Where can I get some egg crates?

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    New HD or Lowes has it in the florescent light section. Talking the square egg crate we use for making frag stands, Rich. 3/4" square holes.
    The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. - Jacques Cousteau


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    Life saver as always, Murf. I'll grab some tomorrow.

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    Mine is external, but I got one of these and put it under it. It made a bigger difference than some foam pad I had before. I went with this under the foam pad. (I bought mine from Amazon)
    http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/silico...ood-grips.html
    Don't look here for a comment.

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    I got the skimmer nearly dead silent (minus the water falling back into the sump), and now the external pump is the super loud one. LOL... I love this hobby. It keeps your mind challenged.

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